The Adventures of Robin Hood
The Adventures of Robin Hood is a British television series comprising 143 half-hour, black and white episodes broadcast weekly between 1955 and 1959 on ITV. It stars Richard Greene as the outlaw Robin Hood and Alan Wheatley as his nemesis, the Sheriff of Nottingham. The show followed the legendary character Robin Hood and his band of merry men in Sherwood Forest and the surrounding vicinity. While some episodes dramatised the traditional Robin Hood tales, most episodes were original dramas created by the show's writers and producers. The programme was produced by Sapphire Films Ltd for ITC Entertainment, was filmed at Nettlefold Studios with some location work, and was the first of many pre-filmed shows commissioned by Lew Grade. In 1954, Grade was approached by American producer Hannah Weinstein to finance a series of 39 half hour episodes, at a budget of £10,000 an episode, of a series she wished to make called 'The Adventures of Robin Hood', for which she had already signed Richard Greene to the project as Robin Hood and been given the backing of US distribution company, Official Films Inc, who were confident of selling it to the US market. Grade was so impressed by her proposal that he agreed immediately to back the series, hoping to make large profits by selling programmes to the lucrative American market. In the UK, the series premiered on ATV London, on Sunday 25 September 1955 the US premiere was on Monday 26 September 1955 by CBS, ATV Midlands began the series on Friday 17 February 1956, the series had a staggered start across the other regions from 1956-1961 as the ITV regional stations came on-air for the first time in the UK. The series was shot on 35mm film to provide the best possible picture quality, and had fade-outs where US commercials were intended to slot in.
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S01 E01Sep 26, 1955
The Coming Of Robin Hood Sep 26, 1955 Robin of Locksley has been fighting in the crusades in the Holy Land for many years, and when he arrives home again, he finds a sorry situation. Prince John is trying to seize power, and the Normans are in control everywhere. Even Robin's own land has been seized by a Norman knight. Where can he look for friends?
S01 E02Oct 3, 1955
The Moneylender Oct 3, 1955 Robin, a new recruit to Scatlock's outlaw band, is sent out to bring back some loot from a moneylender who has exacted 100% interest from the people to whom he has lent money. But Robin's actions are displeasing to Scatlock.
S01 E03Oct 10, 1955
Dead Or Alive Oct 10, 1955 Little John escapes from the bondage of his feudal lord, but is caught in a tavern by the Sheriff's men. The sergeant offers him his freedom if he will go into Sherwood Forest and bring back an outlaw. Little John agrees, and in the forest meets Robin Hood for the first time.
S01 E04Oct 17, 1955
Friar Tuck Oct 17, 1955 Friar Tuck calls on Robin to help the course of true love run smoothly. A young girl in love with a yeoman has sought sanctuary with the Friar after discovering that the lord of the manor has a different suitor in mind for her. Disguised as a monk, Robin sets out to help.
S01 E05Oct 24, 1955
Maid Marian Oct 24, 1955 The waylaying of a courier by the outlaws has a surprising result - for Robin - who finds himself in a perilous position. Maid Marian is suspected of being an enemy of the outlaws.
S01 E06Oct 31, 1955
A Guest For The Gallows Oct 31, 1955 The Sheriff has sentenced a peasant, Will Stutely, to death. Robin disguises himself as a butcher, and plans to get an interview with the Sheriff by starting a riot - but what good will that do?
S01 E07Nov 7, 1955
The Challenge Nov 7, 1955 The Sheriff thinks one of his men is the best archer in the land. Sir Richard of the Lea says he knows of someone even better - Robin - and a contest is arranged. The outcome is never in doubt, but Sir Richard soon has cause to regret that he ever supported Robin.